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Race Report: European Enduro Series #1 Punta Ala

In 2013 after the Enduro World Series dust had settled, worn racing lines were washed away by rain and wind and a quiet calm settled over Punta Ala. However, at 9am this morning, Punta Ala was again the host for the first round of an exciting new series, the European Enduro Series presented by XS Read more…

Grouptest Trailbikes: Focus Sam 3.0

Focus’ latest offspring goes by the name SAM and will be the weapon of choice for the newly founded Focus Trail Team, which will use it for several German races and some of the Enduro World Series races. The cheapest model, the SAM 3.0, can be bought for just 2,599 euros and has the aura Read more…

Race Report: Cardrona 2W Gravity Enduro

Billed as ‘extreme’ and described as ‘Epic’ in size and nature, the Giant 2W Gravity Enduro in Cardrona lived up to all its word. On release of the course the total racing distance for the four marked special race stages came to a huge 31.9km with no less than 4415m (14485 feet) of vertical descent Read more…

Grouptest Trailbikes: Cube Stereo 140 HPC Pro 29

Since it was launched, Cube has supplied the Stereo in two wheel sizes: the 27.5” wheel model used by the Cube Action Team appeals to racers, where as the 29” version is mainly for trail riders. The Stereo 140 HPC PRO is one of two 29” bikes in our test and the only one with Read more…

EWS Round 1: First Day Results and State of Play

So the Enduro World Series has finally started, stages have been run and times have been put down in the loose volcanic dirt. Looking at the first 3 stages, we can now get a good idea where everyone is sitting, where riders are strong and perhaps get our first indications of how the series may Read more…

European Enduro Series #1 Punta Ala: Practice & Prologue

The Bandite Trail Area in Punta Ala awaited international racers of 11 nations to race the first ever European Enduro Series. Known from last year’s opening event of the Enduro World Series, Punta Ala offers some very challenging tracks. As official media partner ENDURO was on location to bring you the latest news! Read on Read more…

Grouptest Trailbikes: Carver ICB 02 26″

In 2012, the forum community of MTB-News.de and Carver started a crowdsourcing project which resulted in the Carver ICB (Internet Community Bike). The ICB has replaceable dropouts, which means you can also buy it with 27.5” wheels or convert it later. The 26” Carver ICB 2.0 supplied for the test is no lightweight, and looks Read more…

Video Report: Practice day / EWS 2014 Round One

Take a look at the first report from Nevados de Chillán, CHILE live from the First Round of the Enduro World Series 2014, “Santa Cruz Montenbaik Enduro by MTBLab”. Report training day / EWS 2014 FIRST ROUND from Montenbaik.com on Vimeo.

Grouptest Trailbikes: Canyon Spectral AL 8.0

Canyon’s latest offering had to compete last year in some of the Enduro World Series races and the Trans Provence, where the Spectral was put through its paces by Fabien Barel and Joe Barnes. The Spectral is by far the lightest bike in our test at 12.6kg, and this becomes clear as soon as you Read more…

Preview: Specialized SRAM Enduro Series Kick-Off

The Specialized-Sram Enduro Series comes to Italy for the 2014 season opening of the biggest German Enduro championship. The appointment is on 26/27th April in Terlago, 10 minutes from Trento and close to the Garda Lake for a great season opening! Everything is ready in Terlago (a small town in Valle dei Laghi, few minutes Read more…

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